This Saturday, 4th August 2012, the CrossFit world will stop to remember 31 heroes who lost their lives by taking part in the 31 Heroes WOD.
The 31 Heroes Project was set up to remember the lives of 30 military personal, and one military dog, who died in a hellicpter accident in Afghanistan August 6, 2011.
The first ever 31 Heroes WOD was held just weeks after the fatal crash, with mare than 4,000 CrossFitters and 240 affiliates taking part to raise more than $300,000. This money was then given to the families of the 31 victims.
This year, organisers hope to raise even more money.
John Weiss from CrossFit 757 came up with the WOD, which includes:
AMRAP 31 minutes (As Many Reps As Possible)
8 Thrusters (155 lbs/105 lbs)
6 Rope Climbs (15 ft. ascent)
11 Box Jumps (30″/24″)
* This is a partner WOD, so Partner #1 will perform the work listed above. Partner #2 will run 400m with a sandbag (45/25). Once Partner #2 returns from the run, Partner #1 will grab the sandbag and begin their 400m, while Partner #2 continues work wherever #1 left off.
The workout is very symbolic of the tragedy itself. 31 minutes represents the 31 victims, while the 8-6-11 breakdown represents the date they sacrifice their lives.
Hundreds of boxes around the world will be taking part in the 31 Heroes WOD on Saturday. Registration costs $31 and comes with a free shirt. you can register online by clicking here.
In addition, if you don’t feel like doing the WOD, but wish to donate anyway, you can do so by clicking here.
If you want more information about the 31 Heroes Porject, check out the video below: